According to the patent application, Apple’s system would be able to record video in 3D along with still image. With the release of the new Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming console, 3D picture taking capabilities arrived for the customers in the U.S. This portable device of Nintendo includes two rear cameras for capturing still pictures and playing augmented reality games in 3D.
You should note that this is not the first time Apple has shown interest in 3D imaging. Apple also explored 3D display capabilities with head tracking technology in 2009. So it is expected that Apple will include 3D photo or video taking capabilities in iPhone 5. [Via]